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Dolly Parton, Doja Cat to star in Taco Bell’s ‘Mexican Pizza: the Musical’

  • Inspired by Doja Cat’s “Mexican Pizza” song, Taco Bell announced yesterday that they will be releasing “Mexican Pizza: the Musical” – a satirical musical about how Mexican pizza lovers fought for the return of the beloved menu item. 
  • “Obi-Wan Kenobi” writer Hannah Friedman wrote the script alongside Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, the Grammy-winning duo behind “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical,” who wrote the score. 
  • “Mexican Pizza: The Musical” is set to premiere on TikTok on May 26 at 8 p.m. EST. 

Taco Bell is set to release “Mexican Pizza: the Musical,” starring Doja Cat and Dolly Parton, to celebrate the return of the beloved dish to its menus.

Taco Bell previously discontinued its Mexican Pizza in November 2020, but after over 171,000 superfans, including a substantial number of Indian Americans, signed a petition urging the company to bring it back, the chain finally announced in April its return. 

South Asian Americans are hyped for the return of the Mexican Pizza

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  • Taco Bell recently announced the return of their Mexican Pizza to participating stores across the United States, Aruba, Costa Rica and Dominican Republic on May 19.
  • Taco Bell was one of the few fast food restaurants that offered vegetarian and halal customizations during the 80s and 90s, when the U.S. saw a large influx of Indian immigrants.
  • Writer and comedian Rima Parikh also says that for many Indian Americans, the fast food chain’s appeal comes from its spiciness.
  • The announcement comes after a Mexican Pizza superfan created a Change.Org petition, which has collected over 171,000 signatures, to bring back the beloved dish.

South Asian Americans are hyped for the Mexican Pizza’s return after a two-year absence from Taco Bell restaurants.

The fast food chain announced on Monday that they are bringing back the once-popular menu item to participating stores across the United States, Aruba, Costa Rica and Dominican Republic on May 19.

Activists Publicly Expose White-Owned Restaurants Guilty of Cultural Appropriation All Over Portland

Two white women closed down their pop-up burrito shop in Portland, Oregon after receiving public backlash for cultural appropriation and allegations that they stole their recipes from Mexico.

Owners Kali Wilgus and Liz “LC” Connelly shut down their shop just a week after being featured on the alternative weekly newspaper Willamette Weekly, where they said that their Mexican-inspired dishes were created by picking “the brains of every tortilla lady there [Puerto Nuevo, Mexico] in the worst broken Spanish ever.